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I was asked to present at the BizTalk Users Group in Sweden on June 4th. I presented on the new enhancements to the Windows Application Server role known as Dublin. The two sessions are now online on Channel 9. The first session is a walk-through of the value proposition of Dublin and Workflow Services. The second session is a little deeper dive into ......

I've put together a series of First Look blog posts covering Oslo, Dublin, and Workflow 4.0. These posts include several screen shots of the new Microsoft Technologies and gives you a high level overview of some of the new features. Check them out here: First Look Dublin (Windows Application Server) First Look Oslo (Quadrant and M Modeling Language) ......

To help get everyone up to speed on the new Microsoft Offerings, I’ve put together over an hour of first look videos to help show the new features and walk though the new UI's. The following videos are now live on BizTalkGurus.com: First Look: Windows Application Server -Dublin – If you do not watch any other video, watch this one! This video takes ......

I’ve put together a new BizTalk Tool available for download on BizTalkGurus.com. This tool will do the following: - Create Hosts - Create Host Instances - Assign Adapters to the new Hosts This tool can early be set up using a Configuration file and will allow for a consistent server setup throughout your environments. It also has the option to prompt ......

As many of you probably know by now, Microsoft has announced the next release in the BizTalk Server Family. This release will be called BizTalk Server 2006 R3. I for one am excited for this release, as I am about almost anything BizTalk related. I am not so excited about the new adapters and added features that will be available, but more by what this ......

Recently I ran into the following error when import a large Catalog into Commerce Server using both the Catalog Manager and the BizTalk Server Commerce Server Catalog Adapter. "The import failed because the import file is larger than the maximum size allowed on your server. Contact your system administrator." The fix is simple and requires a change ......

I've posted some points to consider and common error message when working with the new BizTalk WCF Adapters on Windows XP. You can view the details here. New Blog Address: http://www.biztalkgurus.com... New RSS Address: http://www.biztalkgurus.com... ......

I've posted the demos and slides from my session BizTalk Advanced Orchestration Concepts and Best Practices from the SOA and BPM Conference in Redmond. Read more about it and get the download here: http://www.biztalkgurus.com... New Blog Address: ......

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I'm just putting my final touches on my demos and power point slides for my session at the 2007 SOA and BPM Conference. My session will be on Friday, November 2nd at 10 AM in the Cascade room. Session details: Track: Solution Architecture Track Session Title: BizTalk Advanced Orchestration Concepts and Best Practices Session Level: 300 Session Abstract: ......

BizTalk 2006 R2 is now available on TechNet. It's the free trial version and I'm guessing it's good for 120 days. Download is here: http://technet.microsoft.co... Also available is the BizTalk 2006 R2 Installation and Update Guide ......

I have uploaded slides and demos I presented at Tech Ed if anyone is interested in taking a look at them. I presented this last month at in Orlando. The demos show Dynamic Mapping, Self-Correlation Ports, Untyped Messages, and WCF Calls in Messaging. The WCF demos will require BizTalk Server R2. These demos are as is and may need some configuration ......

Just wanted put in a plug for me first break out session called Advanced Microsoft BizTalk 2006 R2 Concepts. It's SOA312 and it is on Thursday at 2:45 PM. The abstract is: "Business processes are a required component in most Enterprise Integration solutions today. Business processes are modeled, designed, and built inside BizTalk Server 2006 R2 using ......

I just noticed that the Professional BizTalk Server 2006 book is now available on Amazon.com. I haven't had a chance to look at it yet, but the outline, comments, and blog posts all look very good ......

I have put together a short video that walks through how simple it is to expose a simple Orchestration as a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Services. This video uses the BasicHTTP Binding and the WCF Wizard. This is intended to give you a quick look into some of the new features in BizTalk 2006 R2 relating to WCF. Take a look at the video today! ......

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